The Filmmaker’s House

Director: Marc Isaacs

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Duration: 76 mins
AGE Rating: Cert 12A
Adults £8 Under 15s £5

Serial killers, or anything to do with sex. These are the topics that British filmmaker Marc Isaacs’ producer thinks he should be focusing on if he wants to have any chance of getting financing. Isaacs, who has made creative documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4, decides to create a film about and with the people around him: the builders who are putting up a new fence in his garden, his Pakistani neighbor, a homeless person from Slovakia whom he temporarily takes in, and his Colombian housekeeper, who has just lost her mother.

The film starts out as a classic documentary, but the viewer gradually gets the feeling of watching a scripted film. The theme of hospitality—both topical and important but hardly spectacular—is given an unexpected twist at the end that turns the entire film upside down.